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Beugt euch aus euern Wolken nieder

Language: German (Deutsch) after the English

Beugt euch aus [euern]1 Wolken nieder,
ihr Geister meiner Väter, [beugt]2 euch,
legt ab das rothe Schrecken eures Laufs.
Empfangt den fallenden Führer!
Er komme aus einem entfernten Land,
oder [steig]3 aus dem tobenden Meer!
Sein Kleid von Nebel sey nah,
sein Speer aus einer Wolke gestaltet.
[Stell ein halb erloschenes Luftbild an seine Seite,
in Gestalt des Helden-Schwerts.]4
Und ach sein Gesicht sey lieblich,
Daß seine Freunde frolocken in seiner Gegenwart!
[Beugt]5 euch aus [euern]1 Wolken nieder!
ihr Geister meiner Väter, [beugt]2 euch.

Translation(s): CAT DUT FRE

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Confirmed with Die Gedichte Ossians, eines alten celtischen Helden und Barden. Zweyter Band. Zweyte verbesserte und mit neu entdeckten Gedichten vermehrte Auflage. Mannheim 1782, im Verlage der Herausgeber der ausländischen schönen Geister, pages 241-242.

1 Schubert: "euren"
2 Schubert: "beuget"
3 Schubert: "er steig"
4 Schubert: "Sein Schwert ein erlosch'nes Luftbild,"
5 Schubert: "O beugt"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]


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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , subtitle: "Cant d’Ossian després de la caiguda de Nathos", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Ossians lied na de dood van Nathos", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2003-11-05 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2018-06-13 03:36:50

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Ossians lied na de dood van Nathos

Language: Dutch (Nederlands) after the German (Deutsch)

Buig u vanuit uw wolken neder,
Gij, geesten van mijn vaderen, buig u neer!
Neem weg de rode dreiging van uw gang.
Ontvang de vallende leider,
Hetzij hij1 komt uit een heel ver land
Hetzij hij rijst uit de kolkende zee!
Zijn nevelkleed zij nabij,
Zijn speer uit een wolk vervaardigd,
Zijn zwaard een gedoofde dwergster,
En ach, zijn gelaat zij lieflijk,
Zodat zijn vrienden verheugd zijn in zijn aanwezigheid.
O, buig u vanuit uw wolken neder,
Gij, geesten van mijn vaderen, buig u neer!

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1 Hetzij hij: te zingen op achtereenvolgens een kwart, een gepunteerde kwart en een achtste.


  • Singable translation from German (Deutsch) to Dutch (Nederlands) copyright © 2009 by Lau Kanen, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.


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Text added to the website: 2009-10-30 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2018-06-13 12:05:36

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